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quartan (ague)

Definition:

a malarial fever that recurs every 4th day

Class:

state noun (stable states of affairs)

Plural:

quartans

Type of:

ague » symptom » evidence » information

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Anglo-Norman quartaine, Old French quartaine, from Latin quartāna (short for...
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Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

quartan [malarial fever]

occurring every third day (4 of 188 words, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

quartan

Syllabification: (quar·tan) | [attributive, medicine] | denoting a mild form of malaria causing a fever that recurs every third day; Quartan malaria ... (20 of 73 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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quartan [medicine]

denoting a mild form of malaria causing a fever that recurs every third day; Quartan malaria (or quartan ague) is caused by infection with Plasmodium ... (25 of 70 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

quartan | quartans [plural]

[medicine, historical] A fever whose symptoms recur every four days. | [medicine] Recurring every four days; especially in designating a form of malaria with such symptoms. (25 of 63 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

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New World Dictionary:

quartan

occurring every fourth day, counting both days of occurrence: said of a fever | a type of malaria in which the paroxysms occur every fourth day (25 of 51 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

quartan

Occurring every fourth day, counting inclusively, or every 72 hours. Used of a fever. | A malarial fever recurring every 72 hours. (21 of 48 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

quartan [entry 1, adjective]

occurring every fourth day reckoning inclusively ; specifically, recurring at approximately 72-hour intervals (13 of 48 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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quartan [entry 2, noun]

a quartan fever (3 of 15 words)

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Random House Dictionary:

quartan

(of a fever, ague, etc.) characterized by paroxysms that recur every fourth day, both days of consecutive occurrence being counted. | a quartan fever ... (23 of 35 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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Wikipedia:

Ague [disambiguation]

may refer to: Fever | Malaria | Kan Ague, a residential area of Patikul, Sulu, Philippines (14 of 66 words, 3 definitions)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

ague [countable/uncountable] | agues [plural]

an old word for illness in which you have a fever, feel cold, and shiver (=shake slightly) (17 of 42 words, pronunciation)

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Encarta Dictionary:

quartan

describes a fever that recurs every fourth day, e.g. in some types of malaria (14 of 34 words, pronunciation)

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Etymology references

Wiktionary:

quartan | quartans [plural]

Origin: Anglo-Norman quartaine, Old French quartaine, from Latin quartāna (short for febris quartana), noun use of feminine form of quartānus ("recurring every four days"), from quartus ("fourth").

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New World Dictionary:

quartan

Origin: Middle English quartaine from Middle French (fièvre) quartaine from Latin (febris) quartana, (fever) occurring every fourth day, ... (17 of 25 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

quartan [medicine]

Origin: late Middle English: from Latin (febris) quartana, based on Latin quartus "fourth" (because, by inclusive reckoning, the fever recurs ... (19 of 22 etymology words)

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quartan

Origin: late Middle English: from Latin (febris) quartana, based on quartus "fourth" (because, by inclusive reckoning, the fever recurs every fourth day)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

quartan

Origin: Middle English quartaine, from Old French, from Latin quārtāna, from quārtānus, of the fourth, from quārtus, ... (16 of 22 etymology words)

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Collins Dictionary:

quartan [malarial fever]

First use: 13th century

Origin: from Latin febris quartāna fever occurring every fourth day, reckoned inclusively

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Merriam-Webster:

quartan [entry 1, adjective]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English quarteyn, from Anglo-French (fevre) quartaine quartan fever, from Latin (febris) quartana, from quartanus of the fourth, from quartus

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Encarta Dictionary:

quartan

First use: 13th century

Origin: Old French quartaine from Latin quartus "fourth"

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Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

quartan [malarial fever]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "quartan"

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the Free Dictionary:

quartan

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "quartan"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "quartan"

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Google Dictionary:

quartan

Audio: English pronunciation of "quartan"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

quartan

Audio: North American pronunciation of "quartan"

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YourDictionary Audio:

quartan

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